Ben Roethlisberger doesn't want Todd Haley to yell at him

The "toughest QB in the NFL" might need a Snickers, because he's acting like a diva

2/22/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Anyone who has known me for a while knows how I feel about Ben Roethlisberger. His latest comments aren't changing anything.

New Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley is a guy who is known for yelling at players now and then, and that probably won't change when he starts guiding the Steelers offense this year.

Despite having a reputation (misguided as it may be) for being one of the toughest QBs in the NFL, Roethlisberger is not a fan of that particular coaching style, as he said in a radio interview in Pittsburgh yesterday.

"The quarterback position is not one where you want to do a lot of screaming to, because he's kind of your leader and the guy that has to be clear-minded.  So, I've been yelled at. It's not fun to be yelled at. I don't think anyone likes it. But you get as much if not more out of me if you just talk to me, whether I screw up or do good. Just talk to me so we can work through my reasoning instead of getting yelled at."

I have a hard time believing that his fellow players will be impressed with his statements. Out of all sports, football is the one in which it seems like coaches yell at players the most. Every other player is accustomed to getting yelled at, and it's bizarre that Roethlisberger somehow thinks he's special.

Haley made it clear in his press conference that sensitivity isn't his thing, so you can be sure that he'll get in Big Ben's face at some point, probably after another laughably bad interception or a sack after 10 seconds in the pocket. I wonder how Big Ben will take it.

I'm sure they'll discuss this when Haley and Roethlisberger finally meet and discuss things, but for now, Ben might just want to sit down and grab a snickers.

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2/23/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25433 respect

screaming brings back memories of attempted sexual assaults gone bad

2/23/12   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

Eric_ wrote:
This is why I like to take a break from football for a while after the Super Bowl. Any stories that come out between now and the draft that don't involve free agency are stupid crap like this.

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2/23/12   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

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2/23/12   |   derms33   |   17649 respect

clear minded?  like when he got hit by that car, or when he assaulted those chicks?

2/22/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

This is why I like to take a break from football for a while after the Super Bowl. Any stories that come out between now and the draft that don't involve free agency are stupid crap like this.

2/22/12   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Oh boy.  Anyone for a can of worms?  Seems Pat just opened it up for us.............

2/22/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Two of the worst people in football, in one place!